The largest of the Loire castles, the turreted Chambord Castle was built for King Francois 1st as a hunting lodge. The intricate stone "double helix" staircase leading up to the spires and turrets of the rooftop terrace is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
Chenonceau Chateau was built over the River Cher in traditional Renaissance style, and is known as the Chateau des Dames (the Ladies' Castle) because of the influence of the famous women who lived there. The chateau was built in 1513 by Catherine Briconnet, embellished by Diance de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis, and saved from destruction during the Revolution by Madame Dupin.To complete your day ,you will discover Loire Wine heritage through some wine tastings.
Guests traveling in Winter (November 1-March 31) also receive a typical lunch and drink. During the summer (April 1 - October 31) lunch is not included but the guide will advise on places to eat. From April 1st, you will visit 2 Castles ; Chenonceau & Chambord and you will have Wine tastings to develop your palate! Amboise will replace Chambord Castle on Mondays & Saturdays during Summer time 2018
Please note: On Mondays and Saturdays, the tour will visit Amboise instead of Chambord
By selecting the appropriate option, you could either attend Loire Valley & Wine tastingTour :
- With a Professional guide & a departure at 7.15am from our central located agency
- With a Professional guide & a departure at 6.30am from any hotel or residence inside Paris ( Zip code must start by 75)
- With an Audio Guide & a departure at 7.15am from our central located agency